We recognized and celebrate our birthdays, the day that we get see the light of the world. But we never really thought about the nine months or 40 weeks when we bundled up in our mother’s uterus. The most vulnerable and crucial period of times in our life span. It is such a shame that... Continue Reading →
We Love You Just the Way You Are? -Isabella V.
When we think about having children in the future, we always think about how many we want to have, what their names will be, and what gender they would. Despite the fact that we probably haven’t all met the father of our children, we also think about what we want them to look like. We... Continue Reading →
More Options- Truc L
It is really surprising to see how C-section used to be a risky operation. In the past, C-section was something that was equal to death. “If she ‘does not respond to penetrating odors, is ice-cold, without a pulse, looks collapsed and pale as death, and if her breath leaves no traces on a mirror” (157).... Continue Reading →
Is it safe to have a baby?-Xochitl D.
As I begun to read Get Me Out I realized how lucky we are as women to be living in the 21st century. Thanks to the medical advances that have been made women no longer have to endure as much pain before, during, and after childbirth. Chapter after chapter I would read how inexperienced males... Continue Reading →
Say What You Mean -Karla.Ru
When woman first heard about the term “Natural Birth”, they thought that it was such a crazy thing to think about. Who would want to endure all of the pain and suffering of childbirth? Not woman in the 1950’s. Although the French film wasn't exactly the first time woman heard of natural birth, they reacted... Continue Reading →
I have 9 Children and Childbirth isn’t a Problem -Truc
“What was she thinking? Freud Meets Fertility” An infertile woman was diagnosed with mental illness. According to Freudian analysts, an infertile woman is caused by the woman psyche not wanting to have a baby. Psychogenic infertility, a theory that a woman mental state of mind cause her inability to have a baby. Even though the... Continue Reading →
The Evolution of Devolution- Isabella V.
First of all, what's is evolution? Well, according to a quick google search, evolution is "...the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth..." So what is included in this process? We already know that evolution is what allowed... Continue Reading →
The Evolution of Obstretics- Crystal R.
As a society, we have come a long way with technology, for example, medical advances which have impacted us all for the greater good. In the book Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank we receive the guidance of author Randi Hutter Epstein to stimulate the reader towards... Continue Reading →
The Perks of Giving Birth in the 21st Century- Yoselin R.
For the past few days, I’ve been reading, Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank. Throughout the first two parts of the book, I’ve learned a great deal of new information that has stuck with me. Before I go more in depth about what I’ve learned,... Continue Reading →
Feminism and Giving Birth; How Do the Two Relate? -Isabella V.
The book Get Me Out discusses the history of giving birth, and how the various technologies to do so have changed drastically over the years. However, it is also clear that the history of childbirth has played a huge role in the fight to equalize the rights for women and men. In the early stages... Continue Reading →